Republican National Convention
John Sidney McCain.
One of the more frustrating things for me in this primary is the way that years of oppo that we've salted away on Republican sexual deviance and Republican torture and killing of animals has gone unused; and both issues speak directly to Republican abuses of power with easy-to-understand stories that cry out for accountability.
So what do we get? Oppo on 17-year-old girls and trash talk about special needs babies.
Gad. Both houses, plague.
And tonight, we can see how the boiz do with hatred for the old! Enjoy!
And speaking of Oppo, I keep getting biggish hits from Google images -- apparently, somebody isn't willing to link to Corrente directly, ha ha -- for this really, really not work safe post about somebody who's definitely not a 17 year old girl. I wonder why? Got a spike a couple of days ago, and now again.
Jeebus, Palin is way better than Pawlenty. "A purple heart Republican with a heart of gold."
Cat Killer Frist!
Joe Gibbs. "Who possibly could be our coach but God." Shoot me.
Lindsay Graham. "The surge was a test for Barack Obama. He failed."
Tom Ridge. Who set up the order of the speakers?!?!
John McCain. To Obama: "We are fellow Americans. And that's an association that means more to me than any other." In the background, a big field of corn. Camp!
Some disturbance from Code Pink! "Please don't be diverted by the crowd noise and the static. But Americans want us to stop us yelling at each other. These are tough times.' [crowd chants USA USA. Bizarre]
"Change is coming." Apparently, McCain intends to run against Washington. Teh funny.
"I fought lobbyists who stole from Indian Tribes." [Hope Mary Beth isn't listening; she'd have a coronary]
"Their lives should matter..." ["You are not invisible to me."]
"We lost their trust..."
Now the buzzwords: Pro-life, judges that don't legislate, etc.
"... Where a bureaucrat [boo] stands between you and your doctor ..." [Gad. Like the insurance company isn't a bureaucracy....]
Lots of talk about school choice. [Great shot of guy yawning while applauding]
"I'll ask both Democrats and Independents to serve with me." [Joe Lieberman for SecDef. Yeah, maybe that'll finally sink the little turd.]
Here we go with the POW thing. Whaddaya know -- sure, he's a lying sack of shit, but at least he has the decency to keep the focus on his fellow prisoners.
"I wasn't my own man any more; I was my country's."
"Fight with me! Fight with me! ... Nothing is inevitable here. We're Americans! We never quit!" Damn fine peroration, actually, especially given that he's not an orator.
McCain now making his way through the crowd. IIRC, Obama didn't do that.